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Hurricane Harvey One Love
Houston Strong: The Cigar Industry and Hurricane Harvey



It’s hard to believe that there’s anyone out there who hasn’t heard about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that it caused over the Greater Houston Area. In a period of less than a week, Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on South Texas to fill the entire San Francisco Bay TWICE!

Altadis H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez
Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez



Over the last few years Altadis has teamed up with outside cigar makers, like with Pete Johnson on the Henry Clay Tattoo, but perhaps the most sought after cigar blender of late is AJ Fernandez. Altadis has partnered with AJ on the new H. Upmann Nicaragua, which is a departure from standard Altadis fare. The new H. Upmann Nicaragua is one of those cigars regular production cigars that’ll make a good everyday smoke for the avid cigar enthusiast.

Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3
Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3


Rarely does a specific tobacco attain a celebrity status of its own, but Davidoff’s proprietary Ecuadorian 702 wrapper is one such type of tobacco. The 702 wrapper has been a part of some amazing cigars, making its appearance with the Davidoff LE 2009 Seleccion 702, and then being included on legendary cigars like the Avo LE 2012 La Trompeta and Davidoff LE 2013 Year of the Snake. Davidoff has taken this impressive tobacco and used it in place of the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper on seven of their core blends.

Viaje Zombie Antidote 2017
Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie Antidote (2017) Collector's Edition



For years, Viaje has laid claim to Zombie themed cigars, with cigars like the Zombie Supershot, the Zombie Antidote and the recent Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet. This year, there is a new Collector’s Edition of the Zombie Antidote. Unlike previous versions of the Viaje Zombie Antidote which measured 6 1/4” x 44, the latest version has earned the moniker “Double Dose” because it is 6 1/4” x 50.

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon



Last year released its first Connecticut cigar with the QuickDraw Connecticut, and since the release of that cigar, many have wondered if there would be a Connecticut addition to their core line of cigars. Finally, there is one, with the release of the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon. As with previous cigars in the core line, the company is keeping with its theme of flower plant name, while also drawing on the biblical expression that first appeared in the King James Bible in 1611...

May
31
2016

Cigar Review: Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro

Arturo Fuente  Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Dominican Republic (Rosado Oscuro) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Size: 7” x 48 Strength: medium-full to full Price: N/A ($250/box) Overall Rating: 8.9 Fuente Fuentee OpusX has become synonyms with the highest end of cigars in quality, luxury and price. Which is why the most sought after...

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Dec
02
2015

Cigar Review: Viaje Farmer Bill Hatchet (2015)

Viaje Cigars Country: Unknown Wrapper: Nicaragua (Criollo) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7” x 52 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $11.45 Overall Rating: 9.0 Along with the two Stuffed Turkey blends, the Farmer Bill Hatchet joined Viaje Cigar’s annual Thanksgiving releases last year. Medium to medium-full, the Farmer Bill Hatchet is a cigar...

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Nov
25
2015

Cigar Review: Viaje Stuffed Turkey (White & Dark Meat) 2015

Viaje Cigars Country: Honduras Wrapper (White Meat): Nicaragua (Aganorsa Criollo) Wrapper (Dark Meat): Mexico (San Andres) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 5” x 58 Strength (White Meat): medium-full Strength (Dark Meat): full Price: $10.00 Overall Rating (White Meat): 8.9 Overall Rating (Dark Meat): 8.7 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so it seems only right...

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Nov
09
2015

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection Habano One Life Edition Danno 2015

Miami Cigar & Co. Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo 98) Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Brazil Size: 7” x 56 Strength: medium Price: $10.50 Click here to buy it now. Overall Rating: 8.8 In 2008, Nestor Miranda’s son Daniel passed away, at age 38, from brain cancer. The Nestor Miranda Collection One Life Edition...

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Nov
04
2015

Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Eye of the Shark

Arturo Fuente Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Undisclosed Binder: Undisclosed Filler: Undisclosed Size: 5 3/4” x 52 Strength: medium Price: $12.00 Overall Rating: 8.8 Fuente’s Shark vitola has become a favorite of cigar enthusiasts, because of it rarity and quality of construction. So the slightly smaller version seems the perfect shape to celebrate...

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